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Press Release | April 28, 2023

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 100 miles southeast of Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard PADET Texas - Office: (281) 464-4810 / After Hours: (832) 293-1293

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HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel Thursday approximately 100 miles southeast of Freeport, Texas.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report at 11:33 a.m. stating a 34-year-old man aboard the Wrapped Up, a 72-foot recreational fishing vessel, had suffered a severe hand injury. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medevac.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched to conduct the medevac.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the injured man and transported him to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston in stable condition.

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